PS5 Specs Fully Revealed, Features 10 Teraflop GPU, Expandable SSD Slot

Just before the Road to PS5 went live, the full PS5 specs have been fully revealed, featuring 10 teraflop GPU, expandable SSD slot, and 16GB GDDR6 memory.

By Michael Ruiz

March 18, 2020

Just before the Road to PS5 presentation that is currently underway, the PS5 specs have fully been revealed.

In a report from Digital Foundry, the outlet details the PS5 specs, comparing it to the PS4. From the comparison chart, the PlayStation’s next-gen venture looks to be much more powerful than what is currently on the market. Here are the exact PS5 specifications from the post:

  • CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU Architecture: Custom RDNA 2
  • Memory/Interface: 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
  • Memory Bandwith: 448GB/s
  • Internal Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • IO Throughput: 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
  • Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD Slot
  • External Storage: USB HDD Support
  • Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

The PS5 definitely has a lot of power under its hood. However, there may be times when a game may test the console’s limits and down-clocking occurs. Mark Cerny, the system’s architect, says the CPU and GPU will not always run at its most powerful.

“When that worst case game arrives, it will run at a lower clock speed. But not too much lower, to reduce power by 10 percent it only takes a couple of percent reduction in frequency, so I’d expect any downclocking to be pretty minor,” says Cerny. “All things considered, the change to a variable frequency approach will show significant gains for PlayStation gamers.”

It was already confirmed that ray-tracing would be a feature for the PS5. However, Cerny wants to see how far they can go with its technology.

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“How far can we go? I’m starting to get quite bullish,” says Cerny. “I’ve already seen a PS5 title that is successfully using ray-tracing-based reflections in complex animated scenes, with only modest costs.”

You can check out the full report to get more detailed information on the specs. The PS5 is still set to launch by the end of the year.

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